Robbie’s Summer 2014 Event Timetable

Robbie’s Summer 2014 Event Timetable
This page should form the definitive statement of events and results for Robbie in 2014. As dates change I will update them here, as results come in I will add them here.
A one stop shop 🙂

Date Meet Location Event Event Time Result Time Result Pos. Team Result Awards 
09/04/2014  Open  Meeting Watford 1500m 19:40
4:25.63 5th N/A PB
30/04/2014 Aldershot District Inter Schools Basingstoke 1500m 16:00 4:30.00
2nd N/A N/A
03/05/2014 YDL U15 Portsmouth  1500m 15:50 4:26.00 2nd N/A N/A
03/05/2014 YDL U15 Portsmouth 4 x 300m 16:25 0:45.45
1st N/A
05/05/2014 Open  Meeting Portsmouth 3000m 11:00 9:41.82 1st N/A N/A
16/05/2014 Aldershot District Schools Championships Reading 1500m 13:00 4:29.00 1st N/A Individual
24/05/2014 Hampshire Championships Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth 3000m 12:40  9:29.43 1st  N/A Individual
25/05/2014 Hampshire Championships Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth 1500m 13:15 4:23.38 1st N/A Individual
31/05/2014 YDL U15 Lewes 1500m 15:50 4:22.90 1st N/A N/A
04/06/2014  Open  Meeting Watford 1500m
4:20.16 3rd N/A ESAA QT
14/06/2014 Hampshire Schools County Championships  Portsmouth 1500m
4:18.9 1st N/A Individual
21/06/2014 ESAA Inter Counties Crawley 1500m 14:45 4:18.5 3rd N/A Individual
02/07/2014 Calthorpe Park School Sports Day Fleet 800m 10:45 2:13.89 1st N/A Individual
11/07/2014 ESAA National Championships Alexander Stadium, Birmingham 1500m 10:20 4.22.59 9th N/A N/A
30/08/2014 England Athletics U15/U17 Championships Bedford 3000m 16:15 9:18.24 5th N/A N/A
07/09/2014 AFD – John Hewitt Memorial Championships Aldershot 1500m 15:20 4:30.8 1st N/A Individual


English Schools National Cross Country

The final race of the 2013/14 cross country season is the Schools National event, this year held at the famous Donnington Park near Castle Donnington, Derbyshire.

This is a big event for all involved, teams are selected by county schools athletics associations, each county taking a maximum of 8 runners. Robbie once again being selected to represent Hampshire Schools. The team bus set off for Derbyshire on Friday, the whole team, all age groups heading up to stay in a hotel overnight before the races on Saturday.

We arrived as spectators to a level of confusion as the organisers started to announce changes to the course, extending the Junior boys race from 3.5k to 4.3k. Of course the athletes had already completed their course walks so concern was quite evident, but in the end the changes weren’t massive and the events got under way.

Age Groups: Juniors Years 8 and 9, Intermediate Years 10 and 11, Senior Years 12 and 13 (6th Form)
12:30 Intermediate Girls (Hampshire 13th, Surrey 1st)
13:00 Junior Boys (Hampshire 1st, Surrey 11th)
13:30 Junior Girls (Hampshire 6th, Surrey 3rd)
14:00 Intermediate Boys (Hampshire 1st, Surrey 6th)
14:35 Senior Girls (Hampshire 5th, Surrey 2nd)
15:05 Senior Boys (Hampshire 4th, Surrey 2nd)

Boys aggregate (Hampshire 1st, Surrey 4th)
Girls aggregate (Hampshire 4th, Surrey 1st)

Robbie had a great race, running the first loop in 2nd place before slowly dropping back to 15th place where he sat as they entered the finishing straight a huge effort and burst saw him push past two boys, and drag a number along behind him for the ride, pipped on the line by Will Crisp to knock him back in to 14th position. Still an excellent result, and despite not making the cut for England, it is definitely in sight, with the knowledge that he has beat most of the selected runners at least once over the season. he can finish the year with pride and a lot to look forward to in the future. Now it’s time for track, bring on the 1500m and the 3k. More PB’s to follow.

Robbie holding on to 2nd Place at the end of first loop.

Sunshine and Blue Skies, definitely time to say goodbye to XC.

English Schools XC 2014 -Junior Boys Team Champions

British Athletics Association – National Inter-Counties 2014

With the XC season rapidly coming to a close, the only races left are big ones, so it was with some concern that we headed up to Birmingham with Robbie just getting over a cold.

The Inter-Counties is a huge event, televised by Sky Sports with hundreds of runners. Robbie raced in his white and green Hampshire vest, selected as the eighth U15 runner. In these major events, the starts are always penned so the lower your selection place, the further back on the grid you start. With Robbie being selected 8th, he started on the back row (4th) of runners. It was never going to be a special result for Robbie, he went in to the race with a target place of top 60 and an aim to try for top 50. Unfortunately the day didn’t pan out as he hoped, ultimately finishing 71st, and limping away from the line at that.

A Cold, a bad start position and a pulled Glute muscle all contributing to the final place and a disappointing race.

Hampshire Results: (Team Pos. 6th)
8: Jake Cvetkovic 16:29
38: Sam Costley 17:12
53: Ted Yeates 17:22
60: Sam Maher 17:26
71: Robbie Coupland 17:33
127: James Beeks 18:08
172: Edward Mason 18:36
NS: Luke Powell N/A

Seconds before his Glute goes Ping.